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Toronto Restaurant Openings: People's Eatery, Little Fin, Baker and Scone, Good Son, Rock Lobster 3, Bebop

Posted by Liora Ipsum / May 8, 2014

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  • People's Eatery, the new two-storey snack bar from Dustin Gallagher and the team behind 416 Snack Bar, is now open at 307 Spadina Ave. in Chinatown.
  • Chococrepe Cafe, Cocktails & Co. (620 Queen St. West) is newly reopened after a renaming and revamping. The now-licensed creperie has pared down its food menu and added a cocktail list.
  • Baker and Scone is now open at 693 St. Clair Ave. West, offering freshly baked scones in a wide range of flavours.



  • Rock Lobster Food Co. is bringing a taste of the east coast to the east side, with a third outpost set to open at 1192 Queen St. East in June. The new spot will boast the most space in all of Leslieville, with plans for three patios. They'll tailor the menu to the neighbourhood, with a kids' menu and an expanded selection of raw bar offerings.
  • Good Son has posted its impending arrival on the windows at 1096 Queen St. West, taking over the address recently vacated by Nyood.
  • Bebop is apparently opening at the same site as Pai, the long-awaited new project from Jeff and Nuit Regular (Sabai Sabai, Sukhothai). Bebop will reportedly be a separate concept from Pai, with its own menu.


  • Fiore restaurant is no longer at 4 Temperance St. Signage indicates that something called Little Fin is moving in. It'll be owned by the same people as The Chase and I'm told will feature lower priced fare like fish tacos.
  • Peter Pan Bistro, the longtime occupant of 373 Queen St. West, is reportedly closed, and the space is in transition. [The Grid]


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gale / May 8, 2014 at 10:06 am
Choco crepe changed owners. The menu is not the same. Food sucks. New owners looks like douches
Yikes / May 8, 2014 at 10:32 am
Looks like Rock Lobster is going in where The Curzon is(was).

Problem with that right now is the mega construction right there due to the streetcar tracks at Leslie.

Those 3 patios will be brutal this summer.
god help us / May 8, 2014 at 02:00 pm

Good Son is being opened by that cocky M-Fer Vittorio from Top Chef Canada.

If his food is anything like his personality, then its doomed from the get go.
sw replying to a comment from god help us / May 8, 2014 at 03:50 pm
If his food is antying like his food on Top Chef, then it doesn't look too doomed to me. But I suppose we're both making assumptions based on a reality tv show, and you know what they say...
sw replying to a comment from god help us / May 8, 2014 at 03:50 pm
god help us replying to a comment from sw / May 8, 2014 at 05:42 pm
Meh, he didnt make the final for a reason.
Silva replying to a comment from god help us / May 9, 2014 at 10:08 am
Before you give any opinions try he's food in he's restaurant than comment...........
AML replying to a comment from Silva / June 13, 2014 at 05:26 pm
I had a chance to try The Good Son yesterday - and the food is amazing!! Like seriously the best I've had in a long time. Reality shows have a way of twisting things to get the ratings they want - and shouldn't ever be taken too seriously.
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